The Problem with the State...

is us:

"Not: because Wall Street steals and we have no justice, we begin to admire sociopaths. But: because we admire sociopaths, therefore Wall Street is able to steal. Not: because the social contract has unraveled, therefore we wish to be sociopaths. But: because we are sociopaths, therefore the social contract has unraveled.  I know this is a very unpopular thing to say, but if you find yourself wanting to be bad because everyone else gets away with it, then the problem isn't everyone else, the problem is you."


  1. I have to thank you for putting me on to TLP. The only thing that bothers me is that the writing is so entertaining that I wonder if I'm overrate the insight, which often strikes me as profound.


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